CGGS Aquatic Christmas Party

Hi all,

It is that time of year again.  No, I’m not talking about summer, where the weather for swimming is perfect and the state championships are upon us.  I am of course talking about Christmas!  And of course, the CGGS Aquatic Christmas party which has been kindly organised by our club captain, Olivia Unny.

The details are as follows…

Date:     Sunday 2nd December

Time:     6.00pm

Place:    Grande Forno, 523-525 Warrigal Rd, Ashwood

We will also be running a Chris Kringle so for each child you bring (siblings included), please could you bring a unisex gift suitable for kids 8-16.  Some ideas are travel games, chocolates, lollies, stationary, calendars, stuffed animals etc.   Please bare in mind that your child may receive the gift you brought with you.  The budget is $10 per child and the gifts will be distributed on the evening.

Please can you book your tickets at trybooking

Swimmers, parents and siblings are all invited.

Look forward to seeing you all there,


Andrew Price

President – CGGS Aquatic

Optus Junior Dolphins Team Part 1

Congratulations to our Metro East “Optus Junior Dolphins” Team Members!

On Sunday 11 November, I had the pleasure of coaching 6 of our CGGS Aquatic young guns at the Swimming Victoria, Optus Junior Dolphins (12 years/u) Metro Finals Competition, which was held at MSAC.

Congratulations to our very own Emily Price, Blake Ashdown Moore, Clarissa Wong, Matthew Brophy, Claire Fleming and Jack Giang, for being selected in the Metro East Swim Team to compete against District South, West and North.

A BIG SPECIAL congratulations also goes out to Emily Price, who was appointed the “2018 Metro East Team Captain”. Well deserved Emily!

On this busy day of competition our swimmers achieved 73% PB’s with some awesome individual performances.

Top 10 placings were achieved as follows;

    • Blake Ashdown-Moore (9th in the 11yrs / u 100 butterfly) swimming a 3.63 sec PB.
    • Jack Giang (8th in the 11yrs / under 50 backstroke ) swimming a 3.69 sec PB.
    • Claire Fleming (10th in the 9 yrs backstroke) swimming a 0.81 sec PB.

Optus Junior Dolphins Team Part 2

Top 20 placings were also achieved as follows;

Emily Price : 12 years

  • 13th placing in the 50 fly, swimming a 1 sec PB.
  • 12th placing in the 100 breaststroke, swimming a 1.3 sec PB.
  • 11th placing in the 50 breaststroke, swimming a 0.19 sec PB.
  • 12th placing in the 100 free, swimming a 1.42 sec PB.

Blake Ashdown-Moore: 11 years

  • 11th placing in 50 fly, swimming a 0.63 sec PB.
  • 14th placing in 100 breast, swimming a 4.31 sec PB
  • 16th placing in 100 free, swimming a 2.82 sec PB.

Jack Giang: 11 years

  • 12th placing in 50 breast stroke, swimming a 3.69 sec PB.

Claire Fleming

  • 17th placing in the 50 free, swimming a 0.41 sec PB.

Furthermore, Matt Brophy swam a strong PB in his 11 yrs 100 backstroke event with Clarissa Wong just falling short of her PB’s, but putting up a big effort in her 11 yrs 50 and 100m breaststroke events.

Last, but by no means least, Blake achieved an 11 yrs State Sprint qualifying time in his 50 backstroke, and Emily achieved a Victorian Age Longcourse qualifying time for 100 freestyle.

Well done team, a fantastic effort!

I certainly look forward to seeing more of our young swimmers qualifying to compete at this great event in 2019.

Good swimming and have fun!


Medallists at Ballarat

Success for CGGS Aquatic at the Ballarat Gold Swim Meet

Medallists at Ballarat

On the weekend of Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th October, 19 CGGS Aquatic swimmers and their families made their way to Ballarat to compete at the Ballarat Gold Swim Club Long course Meet.

The weekend commenced with a training session on the Saturday afternoon, held at the sensational Ballarat Aquatic Centre, which was followed by a team dinner. It was then time to hit the sack, as our swimmers prepared for an early morning competition start.

The expectation was that we would have a successful day both in / out of the pool, however our results in the pool were above expectations, resulting in 42 individual medals, including some strong relay placings and individual performances.

In total the club collected 16 gold medals, 12 silver medals and 14 bronze medals. Furthermore, we also achieved 2 * 1st places, 2 * 2nd places and a 3rd place in the team relays.

What a great result and team building experParents having fun at Ballaratience for our swimmers and parents!

In true country style, our club was accepted with open arms by the Ballarat Club officials, and as expected a fun time was had by all!

CGGS Aquatic will definitely return to Ballarat again in 2019!

Well done to all concerned, it was simply a fantastic weekend!


Good swimming and have fun!


Victorian State Championships

Following 3 days of focussed competition, I would like to congratulate all CGGS swimmers for their efforts and achievements at the 2017 Victorian Age Shortcourse Championships.

Having 7 competitors qualifying to compete at this level of competition in such a short space in time is a great outcome, with some good results to match.

All swimmers managed to PB or go close to swimming PB’s across the 3 days of competition with special congratulations to Olivia Mitchell who competed in the 13 years/under 200 Breaststroke and placed 12th Victorian, which qualified her as 2nd emergency to compete in the State Final.

This celebration of efforts also extend to Olivia Unny and Sienna Cecchetto, who were unfortunately unwell throughout the competition, however this did not deter them from competing where they did themselves and the club proud!

From a coaching perspective the meet provided me with further insight into what we need to focus on as a club going forward as we develop our athletes and prepare for upcoming competitions.

The experience gained from many of our first/second time time championship competitors will also no doubt be invaluable to their learnings around how they prepare leading up to the competition and on race day itself.

A focus on technical excellence is still paramount across all squad levels, as we work toward achieving consistency across our strokes, our work in/off the walls, breathing, head position, kick, and also going into our competitions/training with a positive and resilient mindset. We have come a long way in such a short time, however some further hard work is required if our athletes wish to achieve at either/both State and National level of competition. The introduction of a dryland (Strength and Conditioning) program for our upper level squads in term 4 will also complement these areas of focus.

Our PB results achieved over the 20 events/3 days of competition were as follows:

Ben Lipchin

  • 100 free: 84                       (0.32 PB)
  • 100 breast: 13.87              (0.54 PB)
  • 50 free: 45                         (0.06 PB)

Helena Bassett

  • 200 free: 18.26                 (1.18 sec PB)
  • 100 free: 03.37                 (1.11 sec PB)
  • 100 IM: 12.95                   (2.43 sec PB)
  • 50 free: 65                         (0.20 sec PB)

Anabel Car

  • 100 IM: 14.89                   (0.07 sec PB)

Olivia Mitchell

  • 100 breast: 24.05             (0.90 sec PB)
  • 200 breast: 58.43             (2.97 sec PB)

James Godfrey

  • 50 freestyle: 18                (0.44 sec PB)


Finally, a big thank you to all parents who gave time to provide their children and the team some vocal support in the stands. You are your Childs No. 1 fan and they really do want you to be there to share and celebrate their efforts!

Good swimming and have fun!

Peter Kitney
Head Coach

CGGS Aquatic Christmas Party

Congratulations to our Metro East “Optus Junior Dolphins” Team Members!

Success for CGGS Aquatic at the Ballarat Gold Swim Meet

Launching Soon!

We are excited to announce that CGGS Aquatic Centre will be launching on Monday 14 August 2017.

The Camberwell Girls Grammar School pool, which for many years has been run by a third-party supplier will be taken over by the School, to offer a range of community swimming groups.

The pool will undergo a refurbishment in early July which will include new flooring, new change room and bathroom facilities and installation of contemporary aquatic equipment.

A team of fully qualified swimming professionals will work under the leadership of Peter Kitney, CGGS Aquatic Centre Manager and Head Swim Coach.

All staff are qualified AUSTSWIM teachers and are accredited with The Australian Swimming Coaches and Teacher’s Association (ASCTA) – the peak body within Australia.

CGGS Aquatic Christmas Party

Congratulations to our Metro East “Optus Junior Dolphins” Team Members!

Success for CGGS Aquatic at the Ballarat Gold Swim Meet